Famous People Books
TFHH 9 years +9 years +
These four books provide graphic novel-style accounts of some of the most momentous days in our history- including D-Day during World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the assassination of JFK and The Apollo 11 Moon Landing in 1969.
- RRP £27.96
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- Just £1.25 per book
The eye-catching artwork and captivating true stories are sure to capture the interest of any child interested in history, as well as those who wouldn't normally read books.
Each book has a cast of characters that help offer biographical information on the key players in each event and a timeline that explains what happened when. They also explain the lasting effect each important event made.
RLN2 8 years +8 years +
With images inspired by the animated aspects of the documentary He Named Me Malala, this is a powerful book all about activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai.
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Vibrantly presented, it will introduce children who may not be familiar with her to Malala's incredible story. Growing up in a world where women are supposed to stay silent, Malala defied the Taliban's rules and spoke out for her rights - getting shot for her beliefs.
A passionate believer of education for all, this is a retelling of the story of one of the world's most extraordinary - and brave - figures.
FGK2 7 years +7 years +
Full of fantastic facts, this illustrated book provides children with an introduction to some of the greatest women of all time - and reveals their actions that shaped and changed the world.
- RRP £6.99
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Presented in a very contemporary style by Kate Pankhurst - a descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst, no less - this book has cool artwork and accessible, bite-sized facts for children (and you!) to pore over.
Among the incredible women it covers are leader of the Suffragettes Emmeline Pankhurst, adventurer and pilot Amelia Earhart and African-American civil rights activist Rosa Parks. This is an inspirational book that covers some of the key moments in history and it's sure to encourage children to read further.
GRTA 5 years +5 years +
Young art lovers can learn all about the lives of the greats with this six-book collection.
- RRP £29.94
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- Just £1.00 per book
These picture books offer easy-to-follow biographies of Vincent van Gogh, Michelangelo, Claude Monet, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt. They explain where they grew up and the experiences that inspired them to create such admired works.
The artwork in each book is stunning and provides children with an accessible introduction to different art styles and these hugely influential artists.
TFLI 5 years +5 years +
The Wright brothers were determined to be the first men in the world to fly - but how did they achieve their dream?
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This illustrated book captures the golden age of aviation and celebrates the Wright brothers' determination, ingenuity and courage. It shows children, in a narrative style, how the brothers came up with the idea of flying and how they went about building their inventions.
Written by Adam Hancher, this is a thrilling book about one of the great historic achievements. It's the perfect complement (and an ideal bedtime story) to their learning at school.
WDWR 6 years +6 years +
This collection contains six first history books that will explain to children why we remember momentous events and people including The Great Fire of London and Charles Darwin.
- RRP £53.94
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- Just £1.33 per book
Aimed at readers aged 5 and over, each book covers a topic children will learn about and Key Stage 1 and relies on a rich variety of historical sources including diaries and paintings to bring the events to life. They're also accessibly written as they describe why these people and events remain so relevant.
Each book also features a simple timeline and explores how we find about the past. All text has been carefully checked by a historian.
WTSH 7 years +7 years +
This history wallbook includes a huge (two metres!) fold-out timeline that contains pictures and captions telling the story of William Shakespeare.
- RRP £12.99
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With hundreds of illustrations showcasing all of the Bard's comedies, histories and tragedies, this is a wonderfully accessible introduction to all his work and is sure to come in handy during English lessons.
It even includes The Wallbook Chronicle, a newspaper that gives further information about Shakespeare's plays and their influence on culture and history.
HVIP 7 years +7 years +
Featuring Boudicca, Charles Darwin, Emmeline Pankhurst, King John and Mary Anning, these books examing some of history's greatest characters and will come in useful for children studying at both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 level.
- RRP £44.95
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- Just £1.20 per book
They look at the lives of these figures and explore the society in which they lived and how they made an impact on the culture of the time.
Each book covers each person from their childhood right through to old age and looks at their biggest achievements - Mary Anning collected and studied fossils; King John signed the Magna Carta; Charles Darwin came up with the theory of evolution, Boudicca rebelled against the Romans; and Emmeline Pankhurst helped women win the right to vote.
FGWM 7 years +7 years +
Full of fantastic facts, this illustrated book provides children with an introduction to some of the greatest women of all time - and reveals their actions that changed and shaped the world.
- RRP £11.99
- Save £8.00
Presented in a very contemporary style by Kate Pankhurst - a descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst - this book has cool artwork and accessible, bite-sized facts for children (and you!) to pore over.
Among the incredible women it covers are leader of the Suffragettes Emmeline Pankhurst, adventurer and pilot Amelia Earhart and African-American civil rights activist Rosa Parks. This is an inspirational book that covers some of the key moments in history and will encourage children to read further.
KQU2 8 years +8 years +
Useful as a reference book for homework help but also fun to dip in and out of for picking up key dates and information, History of Britain - Kings and Queens is packed with timelines, photographs, facts and family trees and makes an attractive addition to any child's bookshelf.
- RRP £14.99
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This book covers British kings and queens from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day, with glimpses of their personalities, hobbies, ruling styles and key events in their lifetimes. Ideal for readers aged 9 and over.
EKC2 7 years +7 years +
From Hypatia to Marie Curie, this book shines a spotlight on the inspiring women whose incredible scientific ideas changed the world. Covering women's scientific contributions, pioneers in the field, women in technology, engineers, and mathematical geniuses, DK Reader Women in Science introduces children to the names they need to know. Children can discover Nobel Prize winners such as Gerty Cori, healthcare heroes, and important discoveries in STEM. DK's innovative range of levelled readers combines a highly visual approach with non-fiction narratives that children will love reading. DK Reader Women in Science is a Level 3 reader, perfect for children beginning to read alone or ages 7-9. DK Reader Women in Science features inspiring facts for children about pioneering women in the lab, and a quiz to boost reading comprehension.
- RRP £4.99
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BEI2 8 years +8 years +
Did you know that mammoths and pharaohs walked the earth at the same time? Or that over 30 types of gladiators fought in ancient Rome? This fascinating book is filled with 100 historical facts, bright, infographic-style illustrations, a glossary and index. There are also links to specially selected websites with video clips and more information.
- RRP £9.99
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ADMZI 7 years +7 years +
Meet the people who helped shape the world we know today. "100 People Who Made History" is no ordinary history book. Inventors and explorers rub shoulders with political leaders, sports stars, and entertainers. From Marco Polo to Marie Curie via Pele, this top 100 comes from all over the world, taking in all types of people. Packed with engaging graphics and plenty of unusual facts, each profile describes the major influences and tells true stories about the movers and shakers from our history. You can take a seat and meet the people that have changed our world and discover how they did it.
- RRP £12.99
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APWOC 7 years +7 years +
When Louis Smith was seven he was faced with a choice that would change the course of his whole life. He chose the path of an athlete, but he lacked concentration and was easily distracted. As a punishment his coach made him perform circles on the pommel horse...It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.
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APXPY 7 years +7 years +
Mo Farah is the UK's most successful distance runner - and double gold-medalist at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Read his story, from his childhood in Somalia up to when he crossed the finish line at London 2012. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.
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APXPZ 7 years +7 years +
From the time that Tom, aged 8, drew a picture of his ambition to dive at the Olympic Games, he has gone on to become Britain's leading diver, capturing the attention of the world's media along the way. In this easily accessible text read Tom's emotional story, from his childhood years right up to when he took Olympic bronze at London 2012. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.
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ASHNZ 7 years +7 years +
Usain had a dream, he wanted to play cricket. But an eagle-eyed coach spotted his sprinting talent at school in Jamaica. Usain soon discovered that the path to becoming a pro-athlete is tough going, and if he was to fulfil his destiny and become the FASTEST MAN ON EARTH, he was going to need every ounce of determination, plus a great sense of humour. This is the story of Usain's discovery, his first athletic events and the Olympic Games. Dream to Win: Usain Bolt is written by expert author Roy Apps for kids with a reading age of 7 (but could also be enjoyed by pre-teens) and illustrated with black-and-white artwork. The stories focus on top athletes and sport personalities, with each dramatic story bringing to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
- RRP £5.99
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BOMPK 9 years +9 years +
'This book can save lives. This book can change lives. This book can help to bring forth another generation of boys who dare to be different.' Benjamin Zephaniah Prince charming, dragon slayer, mischievous prankster... More often than not, these are the role-models boys encounter in the books they read at home and at school. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to a stereotypical idea of masculinity. But what if you're the introvert kind? What if you prefer to pick up a book rather than a sword? What if you want to cry when you're feeling sad or angry? What if you like the idea of wearing a dress? There is an ongoing crisis with regards to young men and mental health, with unhelpful gender stereotypes contributing to this malaise. Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different offers a welcome alternative narrative. It is an extraordinary compilation of 100 stories of famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and innovator in his own way, and all going on to achieve amazing things. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Rimbaud, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Stormzy, Ai Weiwei and Jesse Owens - different sorts of heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world. A beautiful and transporting book packed with stories of adventure and wonderment, it will appeal to those who need the courage to reject peer pressure and go against the grain. It is the must-have book for all those boys who worry about stuff and all those parents who worry about their boys who worry about stuff. It will educate and entertain, while also encourage and inspire.
- RRP £17.99
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APGQY 11 years +11 years +
Written by Malala for her peers, this is the girl behind the Nobel Prize-winning icon. Film tie-in edition with HE NAMED ME MALALA, released 6th November, which tells Malala's story from Nobel Peace Prize to netball courts. Malala is the most significant teenager of the twenty first century. She was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on 9 October, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause. She was shot point-blank on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now she is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. This is the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world-and did. It will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles, and the determination of one person to inspire change. 'It's a searing and personal portrait of a young woman who dared to make a difference' PW
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AXDIA 7 years +7 years +
What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don't need rescuing.
- RRP £20.00
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This title has been shortlisted for 2018's British Book Award Children's Book of the Year.
AGNOK 7 years +7 years +
Sir Isaac Newton was one of the most famous scientists of his age, in fact, many people think he was the greatest scientist of any age. He was a remarkable man and the laws of nature that he discovered caused a revolution in science and technology, but his obsessions, quarrels, loneliness and secrets made him very unhappy. This title in The Danger Zone series explores why you really wouldn't want to have been Sir Isaac Newton.
- RRP £6.99
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AQAUM 5 years +5 years +
Exciting stories about famous people, outlining their lives and the important events which made them memorable. Every page features easy-to-follow text and a black-and-white line drawing to help bring these events to life. Each title gives further facts about the famous person and the times in which he or she lived, plus a comprehensive time line detailing key dates. Florence Nightingale tells the story of how this Victorian woman defied her family and friends to take up the unpopular profession of nursing and changed the way hospitals were run.
AQWBW 6 years +6 years +
How did the reigns of England's most famous queens compare? this title lets you follow both of these awesome ladies into history to discover the differences and similarities between their amazing lives! Addressing the needs of the new history National Curriculum, this book will engage readers and encourage them to ask questions about history and how times change.
- RRP £8.99
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